Bhujanga, Bhujaṅga: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhujaṅga (भुजङ्ग).—A son of Kadrū by Kaśyapa prajāpati.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhujaṅga (भुजङ्ग).—Served as a rope for Manu to tie the divine boat to the horn of the fish;1 Indra took the guise of, to disturb the tapas of Vajrāngī;2 born to ward off poison.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 2. 18; 4. 6.
  • 2) Ib. 146. 65.
  • 3) Ib. 219. 6.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhujaṅga.—(IA 20), an ogre. The word bhujaṅga was adopted in Javanese in the sense of a ‘pupil, disciple, scholar; a philologist, poet, literary councillor; an officially appointed professional usually residing at or near the court’. It has been suggested on this basis that Bhavadeva-bhaṭṭa's title Bālavalabhī-bhujaṅga may really mean ‘the pupil of the Bālavalabhī school’. See IHQ, Vol. XXVII, pp. 80-82. Note: bhujaṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhujaṅga : (m.) a snake.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhujaṅga (भुजंग).—m (S) A snake. Applied popularly only to the nāga or Cobra de capello. 2 A term for a wencher or for one who keeps a mistress. 3 A term of praise for any competent, capable, powerful, or clever person. 4 Applied also to a fiery or fierce person.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bhujaṅga (भुजंग).—m A snake; applied to a fiery person.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhujaṅga (भुजङ्ग).—[bhujaḥ san gacchati gam-khac mum ḍicca]

1) A serpent, snake; भुजङ्गमपि कोपितं शिरसि पुष्पवद्धारयेत् (bhujaṅgamapi kopitaṃ śirasi puṣpavaddhārayet) Bh.2.4.

2) A paramour, gallant; अभूमिरेषा भुजङ्गभङ्गिभाषितानाम् (abhūmireṣā bhujaṅgabhaṅgibhāṣitānām) K.196.

3) A husband or lord in general.

4) A catamite.

5) The dissolute friend of a king.

6) The constellation आश्लेषा (āśleṣā).

7) The number 'eight'.

-gī A serpent nymph.

Derivable forms: bhujaṅgaḥ (भुजङ्गः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhujaṅga (भुजङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. A snake. 2. A catamite, a lecher. f. (-ṅgī) A female snake. E. bhuj a curve, gam to go, khac aff.; also bhujaṅgama .

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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